Some Michael Cohen news from yesterday:
A federal judge on Friday told President Donald Trump’s personal attorney that he must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination will be compromised unless there’s a delay in a lawsuit filed by adult film star Stormy Daniels.
U.S. District Judge S. James Otero said at a hearing in Los Angeles Friday morning that it is not enough for Michael Cohen’s attorney to file a statement on his client’s behalf and he gave Cohen until next Wednesday, April 25.
Brent Blakely, representing Cohen and Essential Consultants, an LLC Cohen established to pay Daniels $130,000 days before the 2016 presidential election, asked Otero for a three-month stay in the case during to purported overlap with an ongoing federal criminal investigation of Cohen in New York. “We’re asking for a pause button, a modest stay,” Blakely said.